Category Archives: nutrition

Is PepsiCo Breaking its Promise?

Maybe keeping a promise is the real ‘Pepsi challenge.’ A few months ago, I blogged (on my Business Ethics Blog) about a decision by PepsiCo to voluntarily stop selling sugary drinks in schools by 2012. Now there seems to be … Continue reading

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Does it Matter if Consumers Understand Food Labels?

I recently expressed my doubts about the power of food labels to empower consumers across the full range of ethical issues related to food. But, at least implicitly, I accepted that nutrition labelling is the exception, the obviously-empowering form of … Continue reading

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Corporate Ethics, Evidence, and Fructose

Evidence seems to be mounting that not all sugars are created equal. See this story by Leslie Beck, writing for the Globe & Mail: Fructose can trigger cancer cells to grow faster, study finds It’s been blamed for a host … Continue reading

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Natural Chicken

When is a “natural chicken” not a natural chicken, and what does that mean, anyway? Here’s the story, from Food Safety News: The Truth Behind ‘Natural’ Chicken A disagreement among poultry producers about whether chicken injected with salt, water, and … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, ethics, labeling, nutrition, regulation

Burger King, Salt, and Kids

Here, from Carly Weeks, writing for the Globe & Mail’s Life Blog: The math on Burger King’s salt-busting move doesn’t add up . Burger King has found a way to instantly reduce the levels of sodium in meals marketed to … Continue reading

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Ethics, Evidence, and Salt

One of the biggest problems for consumers hoping to choose foods wisely (and for regulators hoping to help consumers in that regard) lies in the difficulty in getting good, clear advice. Even salt (discussed in yesterday’s posting as well) is … Continue reading

Posted in nutrition, public policy, regulation, science, taste

Genetics of Love of Salt

Salt is among the biggest villains, and biggest heroes, of the culinary world. Too much salt is bad for you (though just how bad is, I take it, controversial.) Salt is also delicious. Hence, of course, the problem. And it … Continue reading

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